(Also an excuse to get that emo post out of the way.)
I was never a huge Abba fan and knew only like 4 songs, but I knew I wanted to watch Mamma Mia. I mean, Meryl Streep singing and dancing? Karen Smith Amanda Seyfried in a movie that isn’t Mean Girls?
I was convinced right after the first time I saw the trailer. I told myself I’d watch it when it came out in the local theatres.
Well. It came out.
I didn’t get the chance to watch it. :(
I gave up and moved on. Mom and her 70s disco-chick heart, however, would not let it go!
So one day last week on my way home, I decided to drop by my friendly neighborhood *cough*pirated*cough* DVD shop and found a copy. Later that afternoon my mom and I watched the girly musical fun-filled movie that is Mamma Mia.
At the end of the movie I was all “Whew! That was fun!” almost like I sang and danced with the cast. But! (I don’t know if I was distracted by all the perky fun stuff but) There were a few things that took me by surprise. Some feelings developed too quickly, some things happened too fast and such. I guess with all that fun and dancing there’s not much time for character development, eh?
Outside this minor flaw, (Apparently plotholes don’t matter much to me when it’s a light-hearted musical.) everything else was good.
Meryl Streep was refreshing! And it was refreshing to see her perform a role that’s so unlike the characters we’re used to. (Devil Wears Prada, anyone?) My mom used the word “versatile” over and over while watching, so I’ll say it, too — Streep is an unbelievably versatile actress! So her voice wasn’t perfect, but she’s an actress, not a singer. Amanda Seyfriend — Miss Karen Smith. Haha! — is sooooooo cute in this movie. She’s not as dumb as the Mean Girls character I’ve grown to love (and quote quite often), but just as cute.
One other notable part of this movie was the first time Pierce Brosnan broke out into song. It was weird. So weird. But, again, cute. :D
I think that’s the key word for the movie now — CUTE. And, I don’t know how many times I’ve already used this word in this blog entry but it is applicable! — FUN. It made me feel all girly and good and fun inside, like marshmallows and chocolate. Like Abba. Like disco back in the 70s with tacky platform boots, minidresses, big hair and lame-but-you-know-you-love-it dance moves. It didn’t change the world, but I know I enjoyed it immensely.